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Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith – Limited-Edition Package


Two Times Intro is Michael Stipe’s intimate and evocative visual diary of Patti Smith’s return to live performance.
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The limited-edition package includes:

  • One (unsigned) hardcover copy of TWO TIMES INTRO: ON THE ROAD WITH PATTI SMITH, by Michael Stipe.
  • A beautiful, one-of-a-kind photograph on heavy cardstock, signed by Michael Stipe. The image is of Patti Smith in New Orleans at the Joan of Arc Statue, in 2010, while R.E.M. was recording Collapse Into Now.


Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith

With words by William S. Burroughs, Michael Stipe, Oliver Ray, Paul Williams, Jutta Koether, Tom Verlaine, Thurston Moore, Jem Cohen, Lisa Robinson, Lenny Kaye, Kim Gordon, Frances Yauch, and Patti Smith.

Photographer Michael Stipe followed friend and fellow musician Patti Smith on tour for two weeks in 1995. Two Times Intro is his intimate and evocative visual diary of her return to live performance, along with portraits of other cultural celebrities, such as Allen Ginsberg, who appeared with her. From 1975’s Horses to 2007’s Twelve, Smith’s creative vision has been a singular, explosive catalyst for artists and musicians worldwide—including Stipe. As William S. Burroughs writes in the introduction, Patti Smith’s “effect on the audience is electric, comparable to voodoo or umbanda rituals, where the audience members become participants, and are literally lifted out of themselves.”

In addition to text by Stipe (including a brand-new introduction for 2011), William S. Burroughs, and Patti Smith, there is also commentary from Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lenny Kaye, Tom Verlaine, and others who have been inspired by Smith’s work.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Published: 8/30/11
  • IBSN: AKB222A


MICHAEL STIPE is a singer, photographer, film producer, and activist. He lives in Athens, Georgia, and New York City. He, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills formed R.E.M. in 1980 in Athens, Georgia. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “America’s Best Rock and Roll Band,” R.E.M. rose from cult college radio status to sell more than seventy million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Stipe is the creator of the photo diary Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith.

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